Theme for today’s pic of the day – travel, architecture
Prague (Praha) never fails to fascinate you. All eight corners of the old town square of Prague sports a beautiful mix of modern and fourteenth century architecture. Of special mention are those buildings with Gothic architecture. I’m told that Gothic architecture is peculiar in providing asymmetry to the stance of the building, giving the entire structure a surrealistic image – a strange mixture of art, culture and magic.
Take a look at the spire of this church Týnský Chrám, or Church of Our Lady Before Tyn in English. Europe has a lot of nice looking churches, but this one caught my eye. It was in a totally different dimension in architecture.
Firstly, the spires are pitch black with golden (not sure if they are gold) tips, creating a distinct contrast with the rest of the building below and the clear blue sky above. Secondly, if you happen to see the two spires from a front elevation, they are not symmetrical; supposedly, meant to indicate the feminine and masculine characteristics of this world. Yin and Yang?!
Whatever it is, I’m awed by the strikingly majestic Gothic architecture of those times. You been to similar churches sporting Gothic architecture? Can you spot that ‘asymmetrical’ touch to the architecture? Please share ‘em over here..
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